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Rossi elected for second term as national Board Chair for America’s SBDC

2 minute read RANDOLPH CENTER, Vt (Sept. 21, 2022) —  At the annual national America’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) conference in San Diego, the board of directors re-elected Linda Rossi, State Director of Vermont’s Small Business Development Center (VtSBDC), as national Board Chair for a second term. Rossi was elected at last year’s national conference which took […]

Representation Matters: Real Talk on Business Ownership

< 1 minute read Tuesday, October 11, 2022 10 a.m. – 12 noon Connect on Your Own Terms It’s your turn to see yourself in our panelists’ lived experiences and learn from their opportunities, challenges, and advice. You are free to engage directly in the event or simply listen if that makes you more comfortable. Whatever your style, we […]

Vermont Small Business Development Center names Kearns State Star 2022

2 minute read RANDOLPH CENTER, VT (July 22, 2022) — State Director Linda Rossi announced today that Sarah Kearns has been selected as the 2022 State Star of the Vermont Small Business Development Center (VtSBDC). The award, bestowed annually and recognized nationally, celebrates a member of the organization’s team for exceptional commitment to small business success.  Kearns is […]

Introducing VtSBDC’s Summer 2022 Interns

3 minute read Like rays of sunshine, summer brings student interns into the VtSBDC fold. The team enjoys two-way, intergenerational learning that opens minds, enhances resources, and creates brighter futures. Meet two of this summer’s star interns: Jaden Kinney, rising junior at Vermont Technical College, and Jordan Rowell, rising senior at the University of Vermont. Name of Intern: […]

Teeing Up for Entrepreneur Education: Six days of inspiration and learning at Governor’s Institutes of Vermont, Vermont Technical College

4 minute read Twenty-eight Vermonters gathered for six days to explore ideation, design thinking, the Business Model Canvas, financials and much more. With curiosity and focus, each participant discovered the strengths they bring to a team, networked with their peers, and even took time out for a round of (mini) golf.  What sounds like a motivational retreat for […]

Winners announced for Student Business/Entrepreneurship Competitions

< 1 minute read RANDOLPH CENTER, Vt. (June 7, 2022) – The winners of the 14th annual Student Business/Entrepreneurship Competitions were announced today. Hosted by Vermont Small Business Development Center (VtSBDC), Vermont Rural Entrepreneurship through Action Learning (VT REAL), and Vermont Business Education Corporation (VBEC), all Vermont high school and career-tech center students were invited to enter Business Model […]

VtSBDC appoints Marketing & Communications Specialist

2 minute read RANDOLPH CENTER, Vt (May 2, 2022) – Linda Rossi, State Director of the Vermont Small Business Development Center (VtSBDC), has announced the appointment of Phyllis Ershowsky as Marketing and Communications Specialist.  She was previously a marketing consultant for VtSBDC since January 2020. Ershowsky will be instrumental in advancing the marketing and communications activities in support […]

VtSBDC appoints Project Coordinator for Community Navigator Pilot Program 

2 minute read RANDOLPH CENTER, Vt (Apr. 26, 2022) – Linda Rossi, State Director of the Vermont Small Business Development Center (VtSBDC), has named Sara Munro Project Coordinator for the Community Navigator Pilot Program.    The recently launched Community Navigator Pilot Program (CNPP) uses a “hub and spoke” model, with the Vermont Small Business Development Center (VtSBDC) as […]

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